Not a regular bicycle storage in Amsterdam
As part of the renovation plan of Leidseplein in Amsterdam, the underground bicycle storage at the Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen was built. Due to the historic buildings around the square, the construction was a huge operation. To turn the bicycle storage into a quiet and safe space, OneEightyOne was asked to take care of the lighting in the ceiling islands, also called iPhones.
About the Project
When the bicycle storage was still 'a hole in the ground', we already had to think about the installation. While the concrete was being poured, we already installed the cables in the right place. If the concrete had already be set, there was no chance the cables would ever fit in between. The technical design therefore needed to be done in time to make sure the cabling would be right.
High-tech light boxes
The light boxes hanging on the ceiling, also called iPhones or ceiling islands, do not only consist of our lighting. There is also another technology incorporated. Think, for example, of air treatment, 4G and stereo installations. There are also plates attached in the boxes that enhance the acoustics.
Customized on location
Although we have prepared as much work as possible in our workshop, we customized all the lighting on location to make sure everything would fit. Working at the Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen was really intensive. With 6 staff members, it took us about a month to complete the installation.
'It was nice to do this project, because there were so many different facets, like logistics, infra, planning and the collaboration with al lot of parties. I experienced this collaboration with Bosman and other parties as really pleasant.'